Saturday, August 28, 2010

door handles

Continuing on yesterday's opulent posting, today I bring you a bronze door handle from the Palazzo Grassi in Venice. My best friend Eric (ArchitectDesign's foreign correspondant) was recently there and sent me this photo for obvious reasons: it's gorgeous! Why have a boring handle with a view like THAT, afterall. Have you ever seen a more sunny or gorgeous day in Venice? Have a great weekend!

14 comments:

Scott Fazzini said...

GRACIOUS! That's the most uberfantastic door handle I've ever seen!

pve design said...

I am trying to get a handle on things and that handle gives me new hope! I love how your friends think of you with door handles and architecture.
pve

La Maison Fou said...

That is a gorgeous handle. I am such a sucker for things carved, cast or turned.
L.

Francine Gardner said...

handles are suvh an integral part of design. i actually am in the process of designing and manufacturing a "handle collection"!

BWS said...

And the canal water looks great!

Toby Worthington said...

Wow~I'm still gasping for breath.
That is the mother of all door handles.
Guess they don't do anything by halves in Venice...

Woody said...

It looks almost Rodin-ish. It's gorgeous!

Eric H said...

It's true, I saw this door handle and knew Stefan (and subsequently AD readers) had to see it. This was a really neat museum with ultra-modern installation art. The building itself is great and such a contrast to the modern art. I would recommend it if you're ever in Venice.

Irina said...

yes, one of the details as a must for me. last may while in paris we bought four sets of antique bronze handles for our apartment in the process of being renovated right now. I can't wait to see them installed.

Kerry said...

I'd love to be in Venice right now.
Even the door handles are romantic!

La Petite Gallery said...

I'll say that's gorgeous.
I bought a lovely door knocker in the Paris flea Mkt.
Not that lovely.

yvonne

Things That Inspire said...

Great inspiration to see before my meeting this morning about - door handles! We are picking a few candidates, and a few finishes, then will order some samples. Nothing as elaborate as this, but I do agree that door hardware is quite an important part of design!

Have you ever used Frank Allart hardware on any of your projects? We are evaluating a lever from them, as well as some Baldwin examples.

Karena said...

It is details like this that just take your breath away and stay in your mind forever!

Karena
Art by Karena

Kwana said...

That's beautiful.